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Stray and Unwanted Dogs

Stray and Unwanted Dogs

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council faces a huge problem with stray and unwanted dogs within the Council area.  They will scan each dog collected to get the owner's details from the dog's microchip to enable the dog to be successfully returned. Should the dog not be microchipped the Council will rehome it.

What Becomes of a Stray Dog

Most people think of a stray dog as one without a home. This is not the case. The Dogs (NI) Order 1983 describes a stray dog as any dog that is not on its owner’s property and not accompanied by any person.  The Enforcement Officers can seize any straying dog and impound it until the owner can be traced.


Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council actively seeks to rehome any dogs that are not reclaimed or any unwanted dogs that are brought to the kennels by their owners. 

If you are interested in rehoming a dog please contact the Councils kennelling provider, Nutts Corner Boarding Kennels, 18 Dundrod Road, Crumlin BT29 4SR.

Tel: 07775665975

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                         Saturday 10am – 12noon